Accession Number : AD0681591

Title :   EXPERIMENT OF AUTOMATIC COMPILATION OF CLOUDINESS CHARTS ELECTRON COMPUTER 'SETUN' BY DATA OF METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Potievskii,N. M. ; Rumyantsev,N. I.

Report Date : 03 MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Problems involving the machine compilation of cloud-cover maps using a Setun' computer and weather satellite data are examined. The Setun' computer uses a ternary system of numbers and commands with input on ordinary punched telegraph tape. For compiling weather maps the Setun' is mated to an EUM-46 output printer with a 45 cm-wide paper carriage and alphanumeric text. Using manual decoding and transcribing of satellite data and an elementary program, a method was developed whereby cloud-cover information was printed out in the form of letters indicating the type of clouds. Besides the map itself, a legend (octant, latitude, and longitude) is printed every 10 lines. Processing and printing take 15 minutes for a 60-line map with legend. One of the principal problems discussed in the article is automatic conversion of punched-tape satellite data into the computer's ternary code.

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, *DATA PROCESSING), CLOUD COVER, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, PUNCHED TAPE, USSR

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE